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Southside Raiders on a mission

In the universe of Madison-area youth football, the Southside Raiders have dueling reputations. The positive view owes to the big-name athletes who grew up in the program, like St. Louis Rams wide receiver Derek Stanley, former NBA guard Reece Gaines and former Badger linebacker Jeff Mack. But a negative view is just as prevalent, says Nick Williams, a volunteer coach of the Raiders' eighth-grade squad. >More
 Farewell, Mallards, till next year

Most Mallards fans don't pay much attention to what happens around the Warner Park Duck Pond immediately after a game. As the final autograph seekers shout their thank-yous and vendors count their cash, the college kids who spend their summers learning how to hit with wood bats and survive the rigors of a 68-game schedule emerge from the clubhouse in shorts and flip-flops to chat. >More
 Live Blog: Madison Mallards vs. Wisconsin Woodchucks

Your Madison Mallards defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks in Game 2 of the Northwoods League's South Division playoffs on Wednesday. The hometown team dominated offensively at the Duck Pond with its 14-5 win, which earned it a trip to the championship series and a shot at the league title. >More
 Verona's Home Talent League heroes

Normally, athletes are advised to eat a good meal and get plenty of rest the night before a big game. The Verona Cavaliers took a slightly different approach before their first-round Home Talent League playoff game against Dodgeville last Sunday. >More
 Matt Tegenkamp, in his own words

What follows is a partial transcript of an interview with Matt Tegenkamp, the former UW distance runner who will compete at the Beijing Olympics in the 5,000 meters. He and I met on Monday, July 14, at his house on Madison's west side. A trio of videos from the "Madison Project" series by KIMbia Athletics are also available for viewing. >More
 Matt Tegenkamp: Now comes the sweet stuff

If Matt Tegenkamp is feeling nervous about running the race of his life at the Olympics in Beijing next month, he's not showing it. >More
 Tegenkamp runs fastest 1500 meters ever on Wisconsin soil

Matt Tegenkamp, the former UW-Madison distance runner who has qualified to compete in the 5,000 meters at the Olympics next month, ran the fastest 1500 meter race ever on Wisconsin soil Tuesday night, beating training partners Jonathon Riley, Chris Solinsky and Sean Quigley in front of approximately 1,000 cheering fans at the McClimon Track. >More
 Northwoods League All-Star Game live blog: South wins, 8-4, behind Vaughn, Jansen

The South division jumped out to an early lead and managed to weather a brief rally from the North to win the 2008 Northwoods League All-Star Game, 8-4, at Warner Park in Madison Monday night. Particularly notable efforts came from Madison Mallard Matt Jansen, who struck out the North's first three batters, and LaCrosse Logger Cory Vaughn, who finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and secured the game's "Star of Stars" award. >More
 Olympian Matt Tegenkamp to race in Madison Tuesday

Tegenkamp, along with 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifiers Chris Solinsky, Jonathon Riley and Sean Quigley, will run a 1500-meter race at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track on the UW campus Tuesday at 9 p.m. The group will attempt to run the fastest metric mile on Wisconsin soil. Admission is free. >More
 Former Brewer Greg Vaughn offers advice at Northwoods League All-Star luncheon

After hearing numerous mother-in-law jokes from master of ceremonies Dick Jankowski and viewing a video that featured players repeatedly saying what an honor it was to be selected for the Monday night's all-star game, set for 7 p.m. at Warner Park, the assembled players, families, league officials, team representatives and fans got a bit of a lecture. >More
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